Enlightenment and tradition; Women’s studies; Montesquieu

Volume: 2007:06

Series: SVEC

Series Collaborators: Katherine Astbury, University of Warwick; Nadine Bérenguier, University of New Hampshire, NH; Pierre Briant, Collège de France, Paris; Jan Clarke, Durham University; Mark Darlow, Christ’s College, Cambridge; Russell Goulbourne, University of Leeds; Phoebe von Held, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, London; Ann Lewis, Queen Mary, University of London; Avi Lifschitz, Brasenose College, Oxford; Jonathan Mallinson, Trinity College, Oxford; Edward Nye, Lincoln College, Oxford; Melissa Percival, University of Exeter; Mary Trouille, Illinois State University, IL; Wendy Trowbridge, Independent scholar; Caroline Warman, Jesus College, Oxford.<br>

Publication Date: 2007

Pages: 344

ISBN: 978-0-7294-0908-7

Price: £75


List of tables
List of illustrations
I. The Discursive culture: reaction and interaction, text and context
Mark Darlow and Caroline Warman (eds), Introduction
Russell Goulbourne, Chain reactions in the eighteenth century: reading Racine, Marot and Horace
Wendy Trowbridge, Anecdote in history: the case of Voltaire’s Histoire de Charles XII
Edward Nye, Contemporary reactions to Jean-Georges Noverre’s ballets d’action
Melissa Percival, Fragonard and pastiche: the case of the Girl in Spanish costume at Dulwich
Caroline Warman, Chains of influence, chains of allusion: case studies of clandestine rhetoric in and around the Encyclopédie
Phoebe von Held, ‘Le grand oubli de Suzanne Simonin’: a premature case of amnesia in Diderot’s La Religieuse
Ann Lewis, Illustrations as reactions: three nineteenth-century readings of La Nouvelle Héloïse
Katherine Astbury, Reacting to the Revolution: the example of Marmontel and Mercier
Mark Darlow, The role of the listener in the musical aesthetics of the Revolution
II. Women’s studies
Jan Clarke, Violence against actresses: evidence from Campardon and others
Nadine Bérenguier, Lambert, Puisieux, Leprince de Beaumont, Epinay and the legacy of their educational manuals in the nineteenth century
Mary Trouille, Challenging male violence and the double standard in the courts: the separation case of Dame D (Paris, 1788)
III. Montesquieu
Pierre Briant, Montesquieu et ses sources: Alexandre, l’empire perse, les Guèbres et l’irrigation (De l’esprit des lois X.13-14; XVIII.7)
IV. Language and culture
Avi S. Lifschitz, From the corruption of French to the cultural distinctiveness of German: the controversy over Prémontval’s Préservatif (1759)
Jonathan Mallinson, Reconquering Peru: eighteenth-century translations of Graffigny’s Lettres d’une Peruvienne

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